Promoting Caring: Mindfulness- and Compassion-Based Contemplative Training for Educators and Students

Part of the Mindfulness in Behavioral Health book series (MIBH)


There is a growing need to develop and deliver programs in educational settings that support the social, emotional, and prosocial development of teachers and students. In recent years, researchers, educators, and contemplatives have worked to develop and adapt mindfulness- and compassion-based interventions for use in school settings. This chapter provides a theoretical overview of three such programs—Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Cognitively Based Compassion Training (CBCT), and Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT)—which have been implemented in educational contexts. It also provides a brief overview of the development and status of these programs to date as well as suggestions for further research and application.


Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT) Cognitively Based Compassion Training (CBCT) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Compassion and education Mindfulness education Contemplative education 


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